These tissue paper flowers are a great addition to your wedding reception venue or ceremony venue decorations. The best thing about them is that they are very cost-effective and extremely easy and quick to make. They make virtually no mess and they add a colourful and light-hearted touch to any wedding.
Follow our step-by-step DIY guide to making these tissue paper flowers and you’ll have an endless supply of wedding decorations before you know it!
1. A pair of scissors
3. Tissue paper in colours/patterns of your choice*.
*For the ones in the photos, each flower requires tissue paper of approximately the following dimensions: 50cm x 18cm (20 inches x 7 inches). Of course these can be as large/small as you like – once you’ve had a go at one or two, you’ll be able to gauge how much/how little you need to work with to get the desired effect.
Step 1. Take a single sheet of tissue paper and lay it out on your workspace.
Step 2. Cut a long strip of tissue paper (approximately 18cm by 50cm to get the same size as the flowers in the photos).
Step 3. Take a corner of your strip as your starting point and begin to scrunch together one of the long ends around itself, pulling in more and more paper from the same long side as you go along. Ensure that you rotate the whole flower round as it gets bigger and bigger. You are both scrunching together the flower into the starting point and turning it at the same time.
Step 4. Once you have completed your flower, cut a bit of sellotape and secure around the base of the flower to stop it from unfolding when being handled.
Easy peasy DIY tissue paper flowers that would be a great decorative addition to your DIY wedding! They can be done in any colour or any combination of colours. You can get a different effect still if you go for tissue paper with a pattern/print on it!
These flowers can be added to your ceremony venue, either hung up on the chairs along the aisle, or scattered on the registrar’s table.
Alternatively these DIY tissue paper flowers can add a light and mystical touch to the reception venue. Scatter these on your wedding breakfast tables as part of the table settings/centre pieces or string them up to make them part of the bunting. Or why not add them to the cake table?
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